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Fulton District Wide Storytelling Festival Level I and II

Pictured at the Fulton District Wide Storytelling Festival in Level I are front row, left to right: Justin Grower, Gina Babcock, Miwa Burdic and Marcus Grabowski. Back row: Cody Green, Keegan Condon, Jacob McDermott and Nicole Hanson.Submitted Article

FULTON, NY – The Fulton District wide Storytelling Festival was held recently showcasing the top storytellers from all six schools in the district.

Participants told a folktale, fairytale, myth, legend, tall tale or fable.

The caliber of students featured in the festival has increased to a point where it is no longer a competition at this level and instead is held as a festival to celebrate all storytellers.

Pictured at the Fulton District Wide Storytelling Festival in Level II are front row, left to right: Kassidy Kearns, Abigail Field, Keisha Pierce, and Jacob Seymour. Back row: Cassondra Orr, Bridget LaPage, MaKenna Cealie, Adrianne Perry and Quinn Webb.Students competed for the honor to represent their schools by progressing through from the classroom and grade level competition to the building level and then advance to the District Festival.

The goals of the storytelling program are to increase self-esteem, develop poise and confidence in public speaking, enhance listening and memorization skills, strengthen language development and heighten the student’s appreciation of literature.